Transfer from SIM Card to eSIM

If you’re reading this, you’re probably looking to transfer from a physical SIM card to an eSIM. Great news: it’s actually not as hard as you might think! In this article, I’ll walk you through the steps to make the switch from a physical SIM to an eSIM.

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First of all, it’s important to note that not all phones are compatible with eSIM technology. If you’re not sure whether your phone is compatible, the best thing to do is check with your phone manufacturer or carrier. Alternatively, we have a list of compatible smartphones.

Keeping Your Existing Number

Assuming your phone is compatible, the next step is to decide whether you want to keep your existing phone number or get a new one. If you want to keep your existing number, you’ll need to contact your carrier and let them know you want to switch to an eSIM. They’ll then send you a QR code or a SIM activation code, which you’ll need to scan or enter in order to activate your eSIM.

If you want to get a new number, things are a bit simpler. In this case, all you need to do is download your carrier’s eSIM app and follow the instructions to activate your eSIM. Once you’ve done that, you can choose a new number and activate your eSIM.

Setting Up Your eSIM

Once you’ve activated your eSIM, the next step is to set it up on your phone. This process can vary depending on your phone and carrier, but generally speaking, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Go to your phone’s settings and look for the “Cellular” or “Mobile Data” option.
  2. Select the option to add a new cellular plan.
  3. Scan the QR code or enter the SIM activation code that you received from your carrier.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.


And that’s it! You’ve successfully transferred from a physical SIM to an eSIM. You can now use your eSIM to make calls, send texts, and access the internet just like you would with a physical SIM.

Troubleshooting and Assistance

One thing to keep in mind is that, because eSIM technology is still relatively new, not all carriers and phone manufacturers support it yet. If you’re having trouble setting up your eSIM, or if you have any questions, the best thing to do is contact your carrier or phone manufacturer for assistance.

We have also prepared a help center for eSIMs answering all important questions.

Final thought

In conclusion, switching from a physical SIM to an eSIM is a relatively straightforward process. Just make sure your phone is compatible with eSIM technology, activate your eSIM through your carrier, and then set it up on your phone. And remember, if you have any questions or encounter any issues, your carrier or phone manufacturer should be able to help you out.



How To Order an eSIM

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Compare eSIMs

Compare and find the most suitable travel eSIM for your needs and purchase it directly with the provider.

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Receive eSIM via email/app

You will receive the eSIM profile within a few minutes in a separate e-mail or you can directly access it in the provider’s app.

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Install eSIM

Scan the eSIM QR code in the mail with the camera function of your smartphone and follow the instructions on the screen. The profile will be set up automatically.

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Free roaming abroad

You can now use the eSIM abroad! 

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Why Choose an eSIM?

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The eSIM works digitally only, so fewer resources are used than with the classic SIM card.

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The new eSIM can easily be digitally uploaded to your smartphone. It’s quick and saves the environment.

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Fast Installation

Your eSIM profile is sent easily and conveniently by email. This means you will receive your digital eSIM much faster than a physical SIM Card by post.


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